Abstract

One half of a 2×2 fused taper single-mode fiber coupler is used for the all-fiber spatial and spectral beam combining of two fiber lasers.

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  1. N. W. Carlson, G. A. Evans, J. M. Hammer, M. Lurie, S. L. Palfrey, and A. Dholakia, Appl. Phys. Lett. 50, 1301 (1987).
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  2. J. R. Leger, M. L. Scott, and W. B. Veldkamp, Appl. Phys. Lett. 52, 1771 (1988).
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  3. C. J. Corcoran and R. H. Rediker, Appl. Phys. Lett. 59, 759 (1991).
    [CrossRef]
  4. C. C. Cook and T. Y. Fan, in Digest of Topical Meeting on Advanced Solid-State Lasers (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1999), postdeadline paper PD7.
  5. T. F. Morse, M. Chen, L. Reinhart, and D. A. Brown, Proc. SPIE 2216, 210 (1994).
    [CrossRef]
  6. A. D. Kersey, M. A. Davis, H. J. Patrick, M. LeBlane, K. P. Kao, C. G. Atkins, M. A. Putnam, and E. J. Friebele, J. Lightwave Technol. 15, 1442 (1997).
    [CrossRef]

1997 (1)

A. D. Kersey, M. A. Davis, H. J. Patrick, M. LeBlane, K. P. Kao, C. G. Atkins, M. A. Putnam, and E. J. Friebele, J. Lightwave Technol. 15, 1442 (1997).
[CrossRef]

1994 (1)

T. F. Morse, M. Chen, L. Reinhart, and D. A. Brown, Proc. SPIE 2216, 210 (1994).
[CrossRef]

1991 (1)

C. J. Corcoran and R. H. Rediker, Appl. Phys. Lett. 59, 759 (1991).
[CrossRef]

1988 (1)

J. R. Leger, M. L. Scott, and W. B. Veldkamp, Appl. Phys. Lett. 52, 1771 (1988).
[CrossRef]

1987 (1)

N. W. Carlson, G. A. Evans, J. M. Hammer, M. Lurie, S. L. Palfrey, and A. Dholakia, Appl. Phys. Lett. 50, 1301 (1987).
[CrossRef]

Atkins, C. G.

A. D. Kersey, M. A. Davis, H. J. Patrick, M. LeBlane, K. P. Kao, C. G. Atkins, M. A. Putnam, and E. J. Friebele, J. Lightwave Technol. 15, 1442 (1997).
[CrossRef]

Brown, D. A.

T. F. Morse, M. Chen, L. Reinhart, and D. A. Brown, Proc. SPIE 2216, 210 (1994).
[CrossRef]

Carlson, N. W.

N. W. Carlson, G. A. Evans, J. M. Hammer, M. Lurie, S. L. Palfrey, and A. Dholakia, Appl. Phys. Lett. 50, 1301 (1987).
[CrossRef]

Chen, M.

T. F. Morse, M. Chen, L. Reinhart, and D. A. Brown, Proc. SPIE 2216, 210 (1994).
[CrossRef]

Cook, C. C.

C. C. Cook and T. Y. Fan, in Digest of Topical Meeting on Advanced Solid-State Lasers (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1999), postdeadline paper PD7.

Corcoran, C. J.

C. J. Corcoran and R. H. Rediker, Appl. Phys. Lett. 59, 759 (1991).
[CrossRef]

Davis, M. A.

A. D. Kersey, M. A. Davis, H. J. Patrick, M. LeBlane, K. P. Kao, C. G. Atkins, M. A. Putnam, and E. J. Friebele, J. Lightwave Technol. 15, 1442 (1997).
[CrossRef]

Dholakia, A.

N. W. Carlson, G. A. Evans, J. M. Hammer, M. Lurie, S. L. Palfrey, and A. Dholakia, Appl. Phys. Lett. 50, 1301 (1987).
[CrossRef]

Evans, G. A.

N. W. Carlson, G. A. Evans, J. M. Hammer, M. Lurie, S. L. Palfrey, and A. Dholakia, Appl. Phys. Lett. 50, 1301 (1987).
[CrossRef]

Fan, T. Y.

C. C. Cook and T. Y. Fan, in Digest of Topical Meeting on Advanced Solid-State Lasers (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1999), postdeadline paper PD7.

Friebele, E. J.

A. D. Kersey, M. A. Davis, H. J. Patrick, M. LeBlane, K. P. Kao, C. G. Atkins, M. A. Putnam, and E. J. Friebele, J. Lightwave Technol. 15, 1442 (1997).
[CrossRef]

Hammer, J. M.

N. W. Carlson, G. A. Evans, J. M. Hammer, M. Lurie, S. L. Palfrey, and A. Dholakia, Appl. Phys. Lett. 50, 1301 (1987).
[CrossRef]

Kao, K. P.

A. D. Kersey, M. A. Davis, H. J. Patrick, M. LeBlane, K. P. Kao, C. G. Atkins, M. A. Putnam, and E. J. Friebele, J. Lightwave Technol. 15, 1442 (1997).
[CrossRef]

Kersey, A. D.

A. D. Kersey, M. A. Davis, H. J. Patrick, M. LeBlane, K. P. Kao, C. G. Atkins, M. A. Putnam, and E. J. Friebele, J. Lightwave Technol. 15, 1442 (1997).
[CrossRef]

LeBlane, M.

A. D. Kersey, M. A. Davis, H. J. Patrick, M. LeBlane, K. P. Kao, C. G. Atkins, M. A. Putnam, and E. J. Friebele, J. Lightwave Technol. 15, 1442 (1997).
[CrossRef]

Leger, J. R.

J. R. Leger, M. L. Scott, and W. B. Veldkamp, Appl. Phys. Lett. 52, 1771 (1988).
[CrossRef]

Lurie, M.

N. W. Carlson, G. A. Evans, J. M. Hammer, M. Lurie, S. L. Palfrey, and A. Dholakia, Appl. Phys. Lett. 50, 1301 (1987).
[CrossRef]

Morse, T. F.

T. F. Morse, M. Chen, L. Reinhart, and D. A. Brown, Proc. SPIE 2216, 210 (1994).
[CrossRef]

Palfrey, S. L.

N. W. Carlson, G. A. Evans, J. M. Hammer, M. Lurie, S. L. Palfrey, and A. Dholakia, Appl. Phys. Lett. 50, 1301 (1987).
[CrossRef]

Patrick, H. J.

A. D. Kersey, M. A. Davis, H. J. Patrick, M. LeBlane, K. P. Kao, C. G. Atkins, M. A. Putnam, and E. J. Friebele, J. Lightwave Technol. 15, 1442 (1997).
[CrossRef]

Putnam, M. A.

A. D. Kersey, M. A. Davis, H. J. Patrick, M. LeBlane, K. P. Kao, C. G. Atkins, M. A. Putnam, and E. J. Friebele, J. Lightwave Technol. 15, 1442 (1997).
[CrossRef]

Rediker, R. H.

C. J. Corcoran and R. H. Rediker, Appl. Phys. Lett. 59, 759 (1991).
[CrossRef]

Reinhart, L.

T. F. Morse, M. Chen, L. Reinhart, and D. A. Brown, Proc. SPIE 2216, 210 (1994).
[CrossRef]

Scott, M. L.

J. R. Leger, M. L. Scott, and W. B. Veldkamp, Appl. Phys. Lett. 52, 1771 (1988).
[CrossRef]

Veldkamp, W. B.

J. R. Leger, M. L. Scott, and W. B. Veldkamp, Appl. Phys. Lett. 52, 1771 (1988).
[CrossRef]

Appl. Phys. Lett. (3)

N. W. Carlson, G. A. Evans, J. M. Hammer, M. Lurie, S. L. Palfrey, and A. Dholakia, Appl. Phys. Lett. 50, 1301 (1987).
[CrossRef]

J. R. Leger, M. L. Scott, and W. B. Veldkamp, Appl. Phys. Lett. 52, 1771 (1988).
[CrossRef]

C. J. Corcoran and R. H. Rediker, Appl. Phys. Lett. 59, 759 (1991).
[CrossRef]

J. Lightwave Technol. (1)

A. D. Kersey, M. A. Davis, H. J. Patrick, M. LeBlane, K. P. Kao, C. G. Atkins, M. A. Putnam, and E. J. Friebele, J. Lightwave Technol. 15, 1442 (1997).
[CrossRef]

Proc. SPIE (1)

T. F. Morse, M. Chen, L. Reinhart, and D. A. Brown, Proc. SPIE 2216, 210 (1994).
[CrossRef]

Other (1)

C. C. Cook and T. Y. Fan, in Digest of Topical Meeting on Advanced Solid-State Lasers (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1999), postdeadline paper PD7.

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Figures (3)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Experimental setup. OSA, optical spectrum analyzer; WDM, wavelength-division multiplexer.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

Optical spectra at the all-fiber beam-combiner output. (a) Both fiber lasers are pumped for BG2 at room temperature, (b) both fiber lasers are pumped for BG2 at a 35 °C; (c) laser with BG2 pumped (38 °C for BG2 temperature) and laser with BG1 pump blocked, (d) laser with BG1 pumped and laser with BG2 pump blocked.

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

Spatial intensity distribution at the output of the cleaved end of the fused coupler–combiner. Curves (1), both fiber lasers were pumped; curves (2) and (3), the fiber lasers were pumped only through BG1 and BG2, respectively. (a) Three consecutive cleaves, b–d, of the fused coupler-combiner, (b) output intensity distributions for cleave b, (c) output intensity distributions for cleave d, (d) output intensity distributions for cleave d.

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